Black Obsidian

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This volcanic glass aids in protection, grounding, and spiritual communication. Known as a “psychic vacuum cleaner”, Black Obsidian gets rid of all the junk and cleanses all negativity out of your auric field and environment.

This stone has powerful grounding frequencies and will heavily assist in psychic protection when needed, sealing the aura and removing energetic attachments. This protective shield enables one to go back into past lives for healing and to work on ancestral and family lines.

Obsidian also brings out all of our creative energies, important to constantly be using our creative energies to keep them free-flowing. When we reduce our output of creativity, these energies begin to go dormant, so it’s very hard to re-ignite certain creative energies.

Global Mining Sites

Obsidian is found in many locations worldwide. It is confined to areas of recent volcanic activity. This stone is older than a few million years are rare because the glassy rock is rapidly destroyed or altered by weathering, heat, or other processes.

Significant deposits of obsidian are found in Argentina, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, United States, and many other locations.

History

Obsidian was first mentioned in the Latin scripted book “Natural History” by Pliny the Elder in 77 AD. Traces of obsidian being used as weapon/tools date as far back as 7,000 years ago.

Obsidian was highly valued in the ancient world for arrowheads and blades as they were easily able to be worked with, yet very durable. This stone was also polished for the sole purpose of being used as early mirrors before glass was established.

Appearance

Obsidian is an igneous rock that forms when molten rock material cools so rapidly that atoms are unable to arrange themselves into a crystalline structure. The result is a volcanic glass with a smooth uniform texture that breaks with a conchoidal fracture.

Black is the most common colour of obsidian. However, it can also be brown, tan, or green. Occasionally two colours of this stone will be swirled together in a single specimen. The most common colour combination is black and brown swirled together, called “mahogany obsidian”.

Which Crystals to Pair with?

Obsidian works well with a number of other stones, assisting and enhancing each other’s energy. It works specifically well with Jet and Smoky Quartz when aiding in grounding. Jet and Obsidian are both very powerful and stay on high vibrational frequencies, resulting in the highest protection while diving you deep into the Earth.

Smoky Quartz, being a stone aiding in the transmutation of negative energies, will work extremely well with the powerful cleansing effects of Obsidian. While this stone cleanses the auric field of the user, the Smoky Quartz transmutes that energy into positivity used to better themselves.

Healing Properties

Associations

Zodiacs:   Scorpio, Sagittarius
Planet:   Saturn
Elements:   Earth, Fire

Physical Characteristics

Hardness:   5 – 5.5
Mineral Species:   Igneous Glass
Chemical Formula:   70+ Silicon Dioxide (SiO2)
Lustre:   Vitreous

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